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Notable Quotables

by TheFalcon

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not.”

Thomas Jefferson

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If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

It is my humble opinion that if a persons only source of information, on important topics that will have a long-term impact on our lives, is the mainstream news or newspapers, then we’re all in trouble.  Sadly, many ordinary people consider themselves very knowledgeable on these important topics, despite the fact that the news is their only source of information.  They’ve never read a book on or explored the history of the matter.  It’s unfortunate because it really doesn’t take much effort to learn a great deal. – The Falcon

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

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“The Bank Was Saved, and the People Were Ruined”

William Gouge, commenting on the Panic of 1819.

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‘Gold is Money.  Everything else is Credit.’

J.P. Morgan in testimony to the US Congress in 1912, the year before he lead a push by the major wall street banking families for the creation of the Federal Reserve.

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“A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government strong enough to take everything you have.” – Thomas Jefferson
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G-20 MEETING IN PITTSBURGH

THE FED PLANS GRADUAL DECLINE OF DOLLAR DESPITE GEITHNER’s “STRONG DOLLAR” RHETORIC

Friday, September 25, 2009

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“There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”

– Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 4, scene 3, lines 218-224 (Brutus to Cassius)

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“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation”

John Adams (2nd President Of The United States)

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“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

– Henry Ford (1920’s)

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“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”

– Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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“It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money [gold] if one does not realise that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of the governments.  Ideologically, it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of right. …Thus the sound money [gold] principle has two aspects. It is affirmative in approving the market’s choice of a commonly-used medium of exchange [money]. It is negative in obstructing the government’s propensity to meddle with the currency system.”

– Ludwig von Mises – The Theory of Money & Credit (1912) – [emphasis by The Falcon]

This goes well with:

“An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists [Those who believe in the  doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy] of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.”

– Alan Greenspan (1966)[emphasis by The Falcon]

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A penny saved, is a Congressional spending oversight.

– Unknown

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“And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity [future generations], under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity [future generations] on a large scale.”

– Thomas Jefferson

May 28 1816 Letter to John Taylor – [emphasis by The Falcon]

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“Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure….

If today he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, “I see no probability of the British invading us,” but he will say to you, “Be silent; I see it, if you don’t.”

Abraham Lincoln

1848 letter to his law partner, William Herndon, criticizing Polk’s decision to invade Mexico for the purpose of preventing future war

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Where Did The Bailout Money Go?

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“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” -Margaret Thatcher

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“U think healthcare is expensive now? Just wait ‘til it’s FREE!” – Unknown

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“The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.” – Harlan Ellison

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Cartoon - Recession - Stimulus Package

Cartoon - Recession - Stimulus Package

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Confusion Reigns

Confusion Reigns

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F.A. Hayek (1974 Nobel Prize & Pillar of the Austrian School) “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” __________________________________________________________

Albert Einstein “The significant problems we face can never be solved at the level of thinking that created them”

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Timeless Quote “Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together” – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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September 26, 2008 George Bush experiences an awakening: “If money isn’t loosened, this sucker could go down” – President Bush

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September 26, 2008 This is not a political or partisan blog but I think people really should take a close look at Sarah Palin’s ability to be President of the United States. The following quote is from Palin’s interview with Katie Couric, in response to a question on the bailout.

    “That’s why I say, I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in [fumbling for words to continue] where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh — it’s got to be all about job creation too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.”

Huh? What? Yikes!

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November 9, 2007 I laughed more than a little on this one – “What it comes down to at this critical juncture is that the trading herd is disrupted, confused and scattering here and there like a bunch of Armani-clad wildebeests who have smelled lions in the vicinity but are not quite sure from which direction the scents emanate”. – Unknown Author & Publication (Nov. 9, 2007)

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1 Arthur Amy July 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I like Bush’s quote, I think its the reference to boats. It also reminds me of Katt Williams joke about him.

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2 TheFalcon July 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

You mean his comment about thinking outside the box. That Bush needed to stay inside the box because the box was made for him.

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